Archive | Riecine

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Candid Wines’ Staff Training Guide for Nico Osteria

Welcome, Nico Osteria team members, and congratulations on joining a great team. This page centralizes many resources on the selections that Bret Heiar has made for the wine list. Please reach out to me if you have any questions on the wines, estates, of farming methods discussed below. Click on any of the estates that […]

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Emmanuel Pageot and Jason Wagner at Nellcote and RM

Chicago Sommeliers and Emmanuel Pageot…So Happy Together

[portfolio_slideshow id=11141] Karen Turner and Emmanuel Pageot’s wines have been received with elan here in Chicago land, and we are grateful to all the Somms and store owners who have made them part of their offering. These few pics from our travels around town only tell part of the story. Moto has featured Le Blanc […]

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Riecine: Why?

Why might you want to dive into the wines of Riecine?  We think they are among the most pure expressions of Sangiovese that can be found in Chianti Classico, and we love Sean’s approach to both farming and winemaking.  Here is just one reason, filmed at the winery a few years back for Ask a […]

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Riecine Sebastiano, Passito

Made from Trebbiano and Malvasia, this wine is only made in ideal vintages. 10 cases imported. (Remember that winemaker Sean O’Callaghan learned his trade in Germany and knows a thing or two about dessert wines….)  Information and tasting notes from the winemaker: A passito with elegance. Sweet and powerful, combined with an explosion of fruit. […]

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